Separated Twin Dies; Sister Released
One of two girls who were born joined at the head and separated in a rare operation died on Friday.
Doctors had said all along that 3-1/2-month-old Nichelle Tejeda would die because of a herpes infection contracted in the womb. It had destroyed vital organs.
The twins were born to Alicia Tejeda on May 15. Surgeons separated them in a 13-hour operation Aug. 23 at St. David’s Hospital.
Nichelle’s sister Michelle was released from the hospital Friday.